I admire your style so much. I love your you can draw Asians in a cartoony style without it actually being remotely /anime/ imo, a good thing, because anime has such a bad stigma. I really aspire to have an original style like yours too and draw Asians peacefully without it being "anime" no matter how not-anime my style is
thankyou for your nice words, but there’re a lot of things that you’ve mentioned that….disturbed me?
1. my style and passion’s roots started with anime, it’s where many of us started, and there’s nothing wrong with having an ‘anime style’ and you looking down on it only perpetuates the stigma worse. I have friends in animation who struggle so hard because their teachers keep telling them that their style has to be more ‘western’, more ‘cartoony’, and you have no idea how damaging it can be.
2. asians do not look “anime”…… if you draw asians looking anime it’s just in your style,,, ever considered that?
3. i’m more familiar with asian features because i am, in fact, asian.